Medical internship survival course: how to evaluate for bowel obstruction

Constipation is an extremely common problem, but you don’t want to confuse it for something much more serious, like bowel obstruction.

Kelley Chuang, MD MA
Kelley Chuang, MD MA
28th Jun 2022 • 1m read

In this lesson, we discuss how to rule out bowel obstruction based on history, the physical exam, and imaging. 

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The intern year is very stressful. To make the transition into clinical work easier you will learn the most important skills every good intern needs. Learn to present on rounds, document clinical data, do patient handoffs, and handle common on-call complaints like nausea, constipation, or pain.